PETA Chooses Jessica Chastain and Woody Harrelson as Sexiest Vegetarians
Does giving up meat make you sexier? The folks at PETA think so, and they make their case by presenting this year’s list of the hottest vegetarians, topped by screen stars Jessica Chastain and Woody Harrelson.
Swearing off meat is a very popular choice these days, as attested by the long list of Hollywood stars that have gone vegetarian or vegan. Famous names that have made PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarians list in the past include Olivia Wilde. Kristen Bell, Russell Brand and Milo Ventimiglia.
Chastain has been a vegetarian for 15 years, a vegan for five, while Harrelson has been an herbivore for 25 years.
Chastain, who received an Oscar nomination for her role in “The Help,” explained her choice to become a vegan.
“I don’t want to torture anything. It’s about trying to live a life where I’m not contributing to the cruelty in the world. While I am on this planet, I want everyone I meet to know that I am grateful they are here.”
Harrelson, who was seen recently in “The Hunger Games,” had a more practical reason for going veg. While a struggling actor in New York, he had a life-changing encounter. “I was on a bus and some girl sees me blowing my nose, I had acne all over my face, which I’d had for years and years. And she’s like: ‘Hey, you’re lactose intolerant. If you quit dairy, all these symptoms you got will be gone in three days.’ I was like 24. And I was like, No way. But three days later: gone.”
The 50-year-old actor is a living testament to the benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle, saying, “I just let people see my energy and how strong I stay.”